Beware of the Backside
You can also run into a rogue wave in following seas. In a powerboat, you're more likely to overtake it than vice versa. In this case, it's not the wave, but the hole in front of it that threatens. If you recognize the rogue ahead of time, avoid cresting the backside; back off and let it roll away and dissipate. If caught unawares and you do crest the wave, avoid the tendency to reduce the throttle as you stare down the precipice at the gaping hole below. It's better that you maintain power and keep the nose up to avoid broaching or stuffing the bow.